Upcoming Events

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is hosting virtual events to help you prepare your latest and greatest work to enter in the Scholastic Awards! Check back regularly for updates and new events.


Teens Write Across America Marathon

Join teen writers from across the country in a 5 week virtual writing marathon this summer! Hosted by a different young writer in a new state each week, this marathon will take you around the country (virtually) to develop your skills and share with peers in a judgment-free zone. The writing marathon is free and open to all!

We will meet every Wednesday from July 20 to August 17, 2022 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET. Come every week or stop in when you can!

All participants are invited to an optional follow-up session on Saturday, September 24, 2022 where young writers can receive feedback on their work from educators and authors, and prepare to enter their work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

Free Virtual Drawing & Cartooning Workshop Series

Sharpen your skills this summer with a free virtual Drawing & Cartooning workshop series, open to all teens! Whether you’re a skilled artist or just starting out, this is for you! Sponsored by the Herblock Foundation, this workshop series is free and open to all teen artists.

This 3-week series will be lead by a different artist each week, who will share their techniques and invite you to draw from home. All participants are invited back on Tuesday, September 6 for a final revision session, where they can share their work for feedback from artists and Scholastic Awards jurors.

  • August 2, 7:30 pm ET: Intro to Drawing & Illustration, Comic Art, and Editorial Cartoon with Liza Donnelly
  • August 9, 7:30 pm ET: Illustration Techniques with Peter Kuper
  • August 16, 7:30 pm ET: Expressing Your Perspective with Lala Alcarez

Do you have an upcoming event you want to share? Contact us to post your event for our community!

Header image credit: library in a train (2) by Yifeng Ma, Digital Art, Gold Medal. South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA. Aimee Levie-Hultman, Educator.

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